Austin City Limits
9:07 am
Wed May 23, 2012

Mumord & Sons/Flogging Molly

Mumford & Sons perform cuts from their hit album Sigh No More, as well as new tunes.
Scott Newton/KLRU

The  British indie-rock group Mumford and Sons performs selections from their 2009 album "Sigh No More"; and the Celtic punk band Flogging Molly, serve up songs from throughout their career.

Saturday at 8pm on Channel 5.

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PBS Arts
8:50 am
Wed May 23, 2012

Give me the Banjo

Banjoist and narrator, Steve Martin performs with the Steep Canyon Rangers.
Stephanie Berger

Narrated by Steve Martin, a banjoist himself, the film explores the roots of American music — the minstrel show, ragtime and early jazz, blues, old-time, folk, bluegrass and country. It is a story of America's quintessential musical instrument from its African slavery roots to the 21st century, featuring performances and commentary from contemporary folk musicians such as Pete Seeger, Earl Scruggs, Taj Mahal, Béla Fleck and the Carolina Chocolate Drops, as well as from leading music historians, instrument builders and collectors. Grammy-winning singer and songwriter Rosanne Cash hosts.

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9:03 am
Mon May 21, 2012

Nature: Salmon, Running the Gauntlet

Grizzly bears take advantage of the salmon that swim upstream to spawn.
Courtesy of Tom Winston

Examining the efforts to save the Pacific Northwest salmon from extinction, which include raising them in hatcheries and then transporting them on trucks and barges to the Columbia River a few miles below the Bonneville Dam.

Airs Wednesday, May 23 at 7pm on Channel 5.

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8:47 am
Mon May 21, 2012

FRONTLINE: Cell Tower Deaths

Jay Guilford, top, fell to his death in 2008 while installing cell phone antennas on a tower in Indiana.
Courtesy of Bridget Pierce Guilford

Examining the toll that building and servicing America's cellular infrastructure is taking on cell-tower workers, who are 10 times more likely than an average construction worker to die on the job. Also: a report on the reliability of expert testimony.

Airs Tuesday, May 22 at 9pm on Channel 5.

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4:13 pm
Thu May 17, 2012

PBS Annual Conference Highlights

The week representatives from public television stations across the country gathered in Denver for PBS' Annual Meeting. I didn't go this year, but through social media, I was able to keep up with the highlights of what will be coming your way during the next year...from the all the excited tweets I followed it looks like its going to be a great year!

The big news is season three of MASTERPIECE'S  Downton Abbey will head across the pond to our shores in January! I know that's a long way off, but it will be worth the wait!

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